BE CREATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO STORAGE SOLUTIONS
QWe have just moved into a new property and have had to compromise on the house so that we could afford the land. It is tiny and we’re struggling with storage space. Any good space-saving ideas?
AKevin Alviti says: We had the same problem when we moved to our current property from a bigger house, so I got creative with my storage solutions. I looked around for dead areas or spaces that aren’t normally used and simple things, such as small shelves in front of the water tank in the airing cupboard, gained us space for storage.
Look at the space under your kitchen units as well. It is really simple to make a drawer on castors that you can push underneath to store non-perishable food or baking trays.
We had an understairs cupboard that had doors that opened inwards so I made a new door that opened outwards and now that cupboard houses all of our tinned food — all 102 cans of it. This organiser ( above) lets us see what we have left in stock and it ensures that we use the oldest tin first. I like to keep a good stock of food in in the event of being cut off during a harsh winter.
An organiser ensures the oldest tins are used first